Pick Six Previews: Utah’s improved defense to lift team to Pac-12 title over USC

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — When Utah walked off the field at Autzen Stadium after the loss to Oregon, their path to the Pac-12 championship game seemed virtually impossible. It was Utah’s second conference loss in a crowd of one- and two-loss teams, including Oregon, who now holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. … Read more

The mind behind the Rubik’s Cube celebrates a lasting puzzle

Professor Ernő Rubik, inventor of Rubik’s Cube, is photographed in New York on Sept. 18, 2018. Rubik has seen his color-matching puzzle go from a classroom teaching tool in Cold War-era Hungary to a worldwide phenomenon with over 450 million cubes sold and a mini-empire of related toys. (Richard Drew, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: … Read more

Unique Pac-12 bond between USC and Utah to be magnified in title game ‘dog fight’

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — USC entered the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the winningest program in conference history. The glitz and glamor of Hollywood served as the backdrop of one of the most iconic venues in all of sports, and the conference’s premier team got the honor … Read more

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies and calls for Xi to resign

Chinese policemen form a line to stop protesters marching in Beijing on Sunday. Protesters angered by strict anti-virus measures called for China’s powerful leader to resign, an unprecedented rebuke as authorities in at least eight cities struggled to suppress demonstrations Sunday. (Ng Han Guan, Associated Press) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes HONG KONG — Students … Read more

No. 14 Utah rolls to a 63-21 win over outmatched Colorado in the regular-season finale

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes BOULDER, Colo. — Utah was already up 35-0 with 28 seconds left in the first half, but head coach Kyle Whittingham wanted more. So quarterback Cameron Rising obliged. Rising connected with receiver Money Parks for an 8-yard catch, and then found tight end Dalton Kincaid for a 33-yard reception that … Read more

NFL: Bills and Browns escape snowstorm in Buffalo

CNN — The Buffalo Bills (6-3) and Cleveland Browns (3-6) were supposed to square off at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo this Sunday. However, the decision was made earlier this week to play the game at Ford Field in Detroit due to a snowstorm headed for western New York. On Friday, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport … Read more

Dipoto: What Teoscar Hernández brings that the Mariners’ lineup needs

The Mariners kicked off their offseason in a major way, acquiring two-time Silver Slugger outfielder Teoscar Hernández from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Morosi breaks down Hernández to the Mariners, what’s next for Seattle Hernández, 30, has been one of the best sluggers in baseball the last three seasons and figures to hit in … Read more

5 things to know for November 17: House, Layoffs, UVA shooting, Ukraine, College rankings

CNN — NASA’s Artemis I mission that launched Wednesday has shared a spectacular view of Earth on its way to the moon. If you often marvel at space and its endless expanse, you may also enjoy tracking the spacecraft in real time as it travels thousands of miles away from our planet. Here’s what else … Read more

5 things to know for November 16: Trump, NASA, Immigration, Ukraine, Cold weather

CNN — Apple launched a new iPhone feature this week that promises to let users contact emergency dispatchers when cell phone service is unavailable. It functions using a network of satellites orbiting above the Earth at 16,000 mph. When CNN tested the tool’s reliability, it showed lifesaving potential – but also revealed some significant caveats. … Read more

Snowy day across central Iowa

Snow wraps up, cold moves in Updated: 5:52 PM CST Nov 15, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript SPEAKING OVER THE NEXT EIGHT DAYS OR SO. SO IT’S SO HARD I MEAN, WE’VE GOT THE COLD. YEAH, WE’VE GOT TO THE COLD. IT IS THE UPPER MIDWEST. AS WE HEAD INTO THE REST OF THE DAY … Read more